Everyone has a story... and Eugene Loh enjoys unearthing and learning from the backgrounds and experiences of less well-known people in Singapore. Join him for these candid and spontaneous conversations on "Singapore Stories".
At 19, he set off for New York on a one-and-a-half-month journey with only $200 in his pocket - money he’d made from his first one-man show at the National Library. One of Singapore’s leading painters, New York-trained Wong Keen has long captivated audiences with his stylised and ever-evolving pictorial exploration that veers between the abstract and the figurative.
She grew up in a kampong, amidst nature and spirituality, living partly off the land and attending prayers at the neighbouring temple each evening. K Jayaprema is also founder of Rhythms Aesthetic Society, which promotes Indian Fine Arts and also serves as a cultural centre for the practice of Indian culture in Singapore.
As a child, he was often scolded and beaten, but kayaking gave Charles Nicholas Tan a support network he could fall back on, and prevented him from going astray. It was also a sport that introduced him to his mentor, a kayak coach who took him under his wing and became his second “Dad”. Plus a tribe of friends who also became his family!
A medical social worker at Dover Park Hospice, Michelle Lau enjoys helping end-of-life patients find meaning and purpose in their final journey. Listen to find out how her efforts resulted in her winning the Most Promising Social Worker award in 2021.
Born into a family of Liverpool fans, Ratna Suffian Ishak lived near the National Stadium where he caught many key matches including the Malaysia Cup! He describes how his football career began, and how he finds fulfilment as a Physical Education Lecturer in ITE College East, and as Assistant Coach for the Women’s National Football Team.
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